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Hard Time for Cohen: Tennis, Bocce Ball, Kosher Food

By on May 5, 2019 in Criminal Law

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s one-time personal lawyer and fixer, is due to report to the Federal Correctional Institute in Otisville, New York, about 70 miles northwest of New York City, on Monday, reports Reuters.

“The 52-year-old Cohen will be housed in dorm-like accommodations at the facility’s minimum-security camp, which prison consultants say has become a destination for Jewish inmates due to its proximity to New York City’s Jewish and upstate New York’s Orthodox Jewish enclaves,” writes Reuters’ Brendan Pierson.

A prison handbook says the camp offers weights and other exercise equipment, a basketball court, a tennis area and a baseball field, and bocce ball.

A former inmate said Cohen “can pretty much do what he wants,” but guards “intimidate you a lot. They speak down to you a lot. It’s not a pleasant atmosphere.”

Read the Reuters article.